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Heavy Linden Street Traffic Expected Today

Wellesley Police expect to see a lot of shopping on Linden Street today, leading to a lot of delays.

If you're looking to get some last-minute Thanksgiving preparations, or some early Christmas shopping done in the Linden Street area, you may end up stuck in traffic this afternoon. 

According to a traffic alert sent by the Wellesley Police Department, the Kingsbury Street to Crest Street stretch of Linden Street is expected to see heavy traffic between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Most of the traffic, the alert says, is from shoppers. 

Wellesley Police also updated their site with road closure information about the Turkey5 races tomorrow, saying that Linden Street will be closed for about 15 minutes while runners get ready to leave and pass through the Wellesley Square and Wellesley College areas.

Below is the full traffic advisory issued by email:

TRAFFIC ALERT:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012:

The Wellesley Police Department expects very heavy traffic on Linden Street today from Crest Road to Kingsbury Street, especially in the afternoon hours.  Most of this traffic is due to shoppers, and the volume of traffic at times can be extreme.  With the continued closure of the Rockland Street bridge, the Kingsbury Street bridge will most likely be backed up, especially between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Please plan on delays on Linden Street today.

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